Legg Mason

Business Relationship Manager - Information Technology

Job Locations US-MD-Baltimore
Req. #
2018-2624
Division
Global Information Business Solutions
Position Type
Regular

Position Overview

Legg Mason is currently hiring a Business Relationship Manager in our Global Information Business Solutions Team. (Information Technology) This is a Senior Function Manager/Technical Expert role that will work across the organization to help implement the firm’s digital technology strategy, including enterprise data management.

Key Responsibilities & Duties Include, but not Limited to

The primary responsibility will be to manage and develop robust relationships with key business leaders across Legg Mason.

 

  • Understand the business strategy, processes, structure, and internal dynamics across Legg Mason.
  • implementation of the firm’s Digital Business Intelligence initiative, which includes business process automation, enterprise data management, and advanced analytics.
  • Understand technology terminology, concepts and methodologies intuitively enough to be able to communicate technology issues and concerns to business functions in simple and concise language.
  • update of the Legg Mason technology strategy consistently with the strategic technology roadmaps of the business functions.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong, long-term relationships and build trust and respect with executives, managers and experts in both IT and business functions across Legg Mason
  • Executive influence, presence, and communication skills
  • Excellent understanding of enterprise data management concepts, principles, and practices
  • Exemplary diplomatic skills and ability to help senior business leaders see value, opportunity, and concerns beyond their own area of expertise
  • Highly developed oral and written communication abilities, including the ability to prepare and deliver presentations to a senior audience
  • Solid business acumen with demonstrated ability to understand the drivers of business performance and the interdependencies of business processes and technology systems
  • Ability to manage, influence and develop a team of independent and self-motivated professionals
  • Excellent prioritization skills
  • Ability to understand moderately complex financial data and models
  • Thorough knowledge of IT policies, practices and systems
  • Solid understanding of IT application development lifecycle, operations, and other service delivery typically provided by a central IT organization

Ideal Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum of 15 years of job-related experience in Information Technology
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience implementing and running Data Management / Governance at a large financial services company
  • Experience and detailed understanding of interdependency of business functions within the Asset Management industry
  • Experience managing senior level IT professionals
  • Familiarity with best practices for developing business requirements and business cases for IT projects
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office tools, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word

 

Desired Background:

  • Strong preference for Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree
  • Previous experience in a Business Relationship Management role in a corporate environment
  • Experience leading an enterprise data management program
  • Experience as primary or senior business analyst on enterprise software development projects and enterprise Application implementations.
  • Demonstrated portfolio and project portfolio management skills, including project planning, budgeting, and valuing IT investments.
  • Experience creating multi-year technology roadmaps
  • ITIL and Six Sigma Certifications.
  • Understanding of scorecards, dashboards, and performance management metrics.

Company Overview

Legg Mason is a leading global asset management firm that offers rewarding career opportunities for individuals who share our core values: integrity, collaboration, and accountability. We have a presence in every major financial center across the globe, and we look for exceptional professionals who want to shape a rewarding career through intellectual curiosity, leadership, and team-oriented approach. If you are passionate about the investment business and about building your future with one of the industry's premier firms, consider the opportunities at Legg Mason today.

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